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Old 04-13-2012, 07:30 AM
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Very nice!
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:23 AM
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I can't weld but nice work!

Tires look flat
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I do have to say. My Millermatic 211 is a completely different animal on 220v. Bumper shell is tacked and first two real welds are in place. Waiting for the duty cycle to catch up. Close up of the 1/4" wing and 3/16" main shell joint.
Nice, I was going to ask you if you got your welder circuit in after all of that discussion, and you're still alive. Thats good.

You know, you should go out there and give that poor old 40 a hug or something, it looks lonely sitting out there in the snowstorm with no headlights.
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:03 AM
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Is the over temp light coming on, or are you popping the breaker? I only have the MM180 and I can crank it up to wide open and do a lot of welding before it shuts down. In fact, only BJ welding on his bumper for like an hour caused it to go into thermal shut down.
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:14 AM
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I'm not popping any breakers nor have I seen the temp light. But I can tell when its getting warm by the weld bead and I just give it a rest.

The 40 will be lonely for a while
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...only BJ welding on his bumper for like an hour caused it to go into thermal shut down.
I have that effect on things!
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I'm not popping any breakers nor have I seen the temp light. But I can tell when its getting warm by the weld bead and I just give it a rest.

The 40 will be lonely for a while
Nah, don't stop there, run it till it stops itself. then wait

My Hobart 187 will run for a pretty decent time even cranked all the way up to do 3/8" stuff. Can probably weld about 3 feet of bead before it shut itself off for a bit. I thought yours was shutting itself off.

Bumper looks good amigo, you'll love it!
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:43 PM
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I've never run until the thermo switch kicked it off.
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:54 PM
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Calling a day early. I need to run to town for work and with Marianne out of town its beers and billiards here tonight for the guys in the neighborhood. Need to be back in time to clean up.

Got the swing arms in place. Need to add the outward stops and struts, then finish welding the spindles and the rest of the internal lower bumper. Side tubes are tacked in place and again need finish welding. Tomorrow I should be able to wrap it up and build the tire carrier.
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Looking Good Corbet! I am diggin' it. I agree with the others, run it till it quits!
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